Plays can be published separately, in collections, or in periodicals. A good starting point for finding a play is to search Primo
If you have a play in mind, search the name of the author or the title of the play. Examples:
The following subject terms are useful when looking for plays and collections of plays.
You can search by publisher, ex. "dramatists play service"
Or, search by series:
You can search by genre:
The journal, TheatreForum, includes the text of plays. In every issue there are two complete scripts of recent plays that have received professional productions but are not generally available in English. See the example below for how to search for plays in TheatreForum.
1. Go to the Journals tab in Primo and enter Theatreforum (no spaces)
2. Click on "view it" and then the link for Academic Search Premier.
3. Once connected, click on "search within this publication."
4. Enter the phrase (plays or scripts) and click to search.
The Humanities International Complete database includes the full text of short plays published in periodicals. To find them, follow these directions: